The largest of the US Virgin Islands, St. Croix has a lot to offer. Get off the beaten track and explore its densely forested interior, see the island’s colorful marine life up close on a scuba trip or get a dose of Caribbean culture in its welcoming towns and villages.
With cheap flights to St. Croix now easier to find than ever, your dream Caribbean adventure could be closer than you think.
The temperature in St. Croix remains in the high 80s throughout the year, making it a fantastic destination in all seasons. Peak tourist season on the island is December to March. At this busy time of year, hotels can be more expensive and cheap flights to St. Croix can be harder to find.
If you want to enjoy a slice of tropical paradise without the crowds, think about booking your trip for the spring months. Not only will the island’s beaches and pools be less busy from April to June, flights and hotels will be a lot cheaper at this time of year.
From July to November, cheap deals on direct flights to St. Croix are even easier to find. However, as this is hurricane season in the region, there’s a chance your tanning time may be cut short by adverse weather.
Regular flights connect St. Croix with destinations across the US, making it easy to find a departure that suits you perfectly. Use Orbitz to book your trip and securing a great deal will be even easier.
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Optimal flights to St. Croix, Virgin Islands from US airports include:
The main airport serving the island of St. Croix is Henry E. Rohlsen. Located around six miles southwest of Christiansted, the island’s largest town, the airport offers a choice of flights to the US and to neighboring Caribbean islands.
The most popular destination for passengers flying from Henry E. Rohlsen is Miami. Multiple flights also depart for San Juan and for St. Thomas, the most populated of the US Virgin Islands.
St. Croix is served by a choice of airlines. These include:
Taxis are plentiful in St. Croix. However, fares can be expensive so it might be cheaper, and more convenient, to hire a car for your stay. Roads are generally in a reasonable condition and traffic is rarely heavy even in more populated areas. Many of the hotels on the island offer shuttle services to popular destinations and some buses are also available on St. Croix.
St. Croix is home to a great choice of natural and historical sights. Learn all about the history of the island by visiting the Christiansted National Historic Site. There, you’ll find the 18th century fort Christiansværn as well as a number of other important structures dating back to the earliest years of St. Croix.
Watersports are big on St. Croix. The island’s warm, clear waters make it perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. There are a number of shipwrecks and reefs to explore in the surrounding seas.
Another unmissable sight on St. Croix is the Salt River Bay National Historical Park and Ecological Preserve. The park is home to a beautiful bio-luminescent bay, one of just a few year-round bio-luminescent bays in the Caribbean.
US dollars are the official currency in St. Croix. The island operates on Atlantic Standard Time.
As with most Caribbean destinations, high season in St. Croix corresponds to the period when most North Americans are looking to escape winter’s grip. This time also features St. Croix’s best weather, with minimal rainfall, steady trade winds, and extended sunny periods. Holiday season brings the Crucian Christmas Festival, featuring music jamborees, cultural fairs, and children’s and adult’s parades in January with masqueraders in full costume.
Travel in the off-season—roughly mid-April through mid-December—to take advantage of lower hotel rates, typically up to 40 percent off. While hurricanes are a risk from June through November, a major tempest swipes the island only rarely. September and October are St. Croix’s wettest months, and some businesses close for a few weeks due to low occupancies. Rainy skies can plague the island for several days at a time. Regardless, October’s popular Coral Reef Swim Race takes the adventurous on a five-mile stroke from the shores of uninhabited Buck Island to Buccaneer Resort.
The St. Croix Food and Wine Experience is held mid-April each year and features wine auctions, seminars, a culinary competition, and gourmet dinners. Foodies also celebrate at the annual Agrifest, a weekend agricultural and food fair in mid-February that attracts farmers and craftspeople from the Virgin Islands and beyond.
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